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Old 8th August 2009, 19:01   #1
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A new definition of maximum security: The new BMW 7 Series High Security

A new definition of maximum security: The new BMW 7 Series High
Security. Munich. With the launch of a new generation of high-security
sedans based on the BMW 7 Series, the leading supplier of premium
vehicles meets the most stringent safety requirements for persons at
risk while travelling in their vehicles. Both, the BMW 760Li High
Security and the BMW 750Li High Security are the first models in the
world to be certified to BRV 2009 and both vehicles meet the
requirements of the new ballistic protection level VR7. Due to their
highly effective protective armour, the non-transparent body areas of
the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security meet the
requirements of the ballistic protection level VR9. Hence, both the
BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security provide
optimum safety in the individual mobility segment in combination with
unparalleled comfort of travel, superior drive technology and an
abundance of innovative equipment features to guarantee confident
motoring at all times.

The two BMW high security sedans set new standards in the protection of persons at risk while travelling in their vehicle. The unique security concept is based on findings which BMW gained as a result of its determined development work and on more than thirty years of experience in security vehicle engineering. The security concept was developed parallel to the production model and the integration of safety components is an integral part of the vehicle production process at BMW’s Dingolfing plant. Specific chassis components are perfectly adapted to the increase in weight due to the sedans’ armour plating. Hence, reinforced suspension,
dampers and suspension strut top mountings are part of the model-specific component range. This approach ensures finely-tuned vehicle performance characteristics that cannot be achieved by retrofitted armour plating. Reinforced vehicle-specific armour plating made from special steel as well as newly developed safety glazing protect the passenger compartment in particular from attacks of all kinds. The passenger compartment is protected by armour plating of the doors, the roof, the pillars, the front footwell and the separation wall between passenger and luggage compartments.

The steel panels, which were manufactured by means of a special technique, fit the body contours perfectly. The model-specific gap sealing ensures that critical areas such as door cut and body joint lines are safely
sealed. The sedans’ undercarriage is armoured by special plating which was developed with a particular focus on maximum explosion protection.

Another new development is the sedans’ 2.4” (6 cm) safety glazing. Due to its innovative structure, the multi-layer laminated glass cover provides a unique level of resistance. The window panes are covered with a polycarbonate layer on the inside in order to prevent shattered glass particles from penetrating the interior. Driving dynamics and comfort on a par with production models. Even with the highly effective security equipment, both the exclusive character of the interior as well as the driving dynamics that are typical of BMW 7 Series luxury sedans has been virtually retained. Despite their extensive safety equipment, both the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li High Security can hardly be
distinguished from the corresponding production models.

The sedans’ high protection level, which is second to none, is
combined with a prestigious appearance, outstanding comfort of travel
and an impressively powerful drive system. Both the BMW 760Li High
Security’s twelve-cylinder engine and the BMW 750Li High
Security’s V8 engine offer a combination of all-aluminium
design, BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection
with direct fuel injection. Both power units are distinguished by
their energetic power delivery from a low number of revolutions, the
running smoothness that is typical of BMW luxury sedans and their
state-of-the art efficiency.

Despite the increased weight of the vehicle, the engine performance characteristics of both models ensure that the new high-security sedans can achieve a dynamic acceleration from standing and a confident engine torque at all speeds. Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 210 km/h. The newly developed V12 unit of the BMW 760Li High Security unleashes its superior power of 400 kW/544 hp at an engine speed of 5,250 rpm. Peak torque of 750 Nm comes at 1,500 rpm. In combination with the newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission, the 6.0-litre twelve-cylinder engine impresses drivers not only with its outstanding running smoothness, but also with its ability to spontaneously translate its seemingly infinite power reserve into precisely
adjustable driving dynamics anytime.

The BMW 760Li High Security accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in as little as 6.2 seconds. The 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine of the BMW 750Li High Security is the first petrol engine of its kind with turbochargers that are located in the “V” space between the cylinder banks. The V8 engine
achieves 300 kW/407 hp at engine speeds of between 5,500 and 6,400
rpm. It mobilizes a maximum torque of 600 Nm that is maintained
between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. The spontaneously delivered engine thrust
is applied to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The BMW 750Li High Security accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9
seconds. The BMW 760Li High Security as well as the BMW 750Li High
Security are distinguished by particularly harmonious driving
characteristics. Both the comfort and the active security features of
both models correspond to the premium quality standards that are
typical of the BMW 7 Series. The innovative and in part exclusive BMW
driver assistance systems ensure that potentially dangerous traffic
situations can be foreseen and avoided, thus allowing for confident
motoring.

The combination of a double wishbone front axle with an
integral V rear axle provides numerous benefits in terms of comfort
and dynamics, but above all, it results in an outstandingly harmonious
handling of curves, virtually eliminating rolling, swaying or tilting
behaviour. Moreover, the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW 750Li
High Security are equipped with an electronically controlled Dynamic
Damping Control. The dampers adapt to the road surface as well as to
the style of motoring. The high-performance braking system ensures
excellent deceleration values in all situations. Inner-vented discs
and sliding calliper design for optimum efficiency on all four wheels
provide extreme stability and maximum braking comfort. Run-flat tyres
are equipped with temperature sensors and a separate tyre pressure
monitoring system for each wheel. Special options for individual
security requirements. Just like the range of comfort options, the
security package for both the BMW 760Li High Security and the BMW
750Li High Security can be adapted to suit individual requirements. An
intercom system with concealed microphones and speakers allows safe
communication with people outside of the vehicle without the need to
open doors or windows. Additional safety options include an assault
alarm, fire extinguishing system with temperature sensor for
extinguishing fires in the engine compartment and below the vehicle as
well as irritant gas sensors for protecting passengers from gas
attacks. If the interior protection system is triggered by excess gas
levels, all windows are closed automatically, the central locking
system is activated, the fresh air valves are closed and the
ventilation system is shut off. An additional internal fresh-air
supply system ensures that passengers are provided with breathable
air.

BMW also offers special options for authorities, governments and
embassies. The package provides a range of special features such as
flag holders, arrangements for radio installations right through to a
gun case with compartments for two machine guns in the center console.
Also included is an external beacon with a roof installation system
and integrated LED flashing lights for the front grille. Upon request,
the vehicle may be fitted with an acoustic signalling system that can
be controlled via the iDrive operating system. In order to accommodate
this exclusive circle of customers, BMW provides discreet consultancy
and personalized sales and service support all over the world. BMW
high-security sedans are serviced by certified special garages only.
Access to the vehicles is restricted to very few selected and
specially trained personnel. As part of the special customer service,
BMW offers special driver training programs for security vehicles.

Source: PressClub-BMW
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They should have a high security M edition as well, our babus can now travel in style & safety
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Hope our honorary PM gets one of these...those Michelins are run-flats
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The PM already has a fleet of the last-gen bullet proof 7's so I wouldn't be surprised some more being acquired for him in a few years..
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PM certainly should get one of these. But I still wish they had custom made ones for our PM like they do for Obama. An HM limo anyone?
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The PM already has a fleet of the last-gen bullet proof 7's so I wouldn't be surprised some more being acquired for him in a few years..
That's true. Did you notice that the tyres seem to be of a much higher profile than usual? I think they are using smaller rims(maybe 17" ) on this car instead of the usual 18" or 19" .
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That's true. Did you notice that the tyres seem to be of a much higher profile than usual? I think they are using smaller rims(maybe 17" ) on this car instead of the usual 18" or 19" .
That'a because these Michelin Pilots are run-flat tyres.The car can travel a considerable distance at a fair speed with all the tyres busted!
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Yeah, the profile seems much higher than usual. But it looks too large for a 17", I wouldn't be surprised if they were running some high-profile tyre in 18".
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It's funny how manufacturers go to such lengths to create cars like these. If only humans didn't savagely attack one another, every car would be a convertible.
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It's funny how manufacturers go to such lengths to create cars like these. If only humans didn't savagely attack one another, every car would be a convertible.
Thats real deep thought man.

oh yes the car's looking very very safe.and the wheels do look 18 or maybe even 19.
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The Indian Government should buy about 50 of these and provide it to all the Chief Ministers. Get rid of all the 120 vehicles that follow the CM as his platoon and security. Let him move around as a common man. They will save more per year and the CM will ensure that the city's infrastructure support the needs of the people. He cannot afford to waste time in traffic, right?
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Diplomatic Service: BMW 7 Series vehicles secured for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors to deliver 132 BMW 7 Series Ceremonial handover held at BMW Welt in Munich

Jeddah – Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors, the importer of BMW cars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has secured a historic agreement to supply 132
BMW 7 Series vehicles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry has selected a combination of BMW 740Li models, the long wheelbase variant, and BMW 740i models, the short wheelbase variant, to be used by the Kingdom's embassies around the world.

His Excellency Professor Ossama Abdulmajed Al Shobokshi, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Germany was present for the ceremonial handover at the BMW Welt in Munich. Also in attendance was Sheikh Mohamed Yousuf Naghi, owner of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors and Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing, alongside other senior BMW executives and major official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Located in close proximity to the iconic BMW Headquarters building, BMW Welt is the multi-functional customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW Group, designed to present the current products of BMW, be a distribution centre for BMW cars, and offer an event forum and conference centre – a unique and fitting location for the historic ceremony.

Commenting on the agreement, Sheikh Mohamed Yousuf Naghi said: “BMW has a strong and successful heritage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a tradition we are pleased to build upon with this historic agreement. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs represents the Government through Saudi Arabia Embassies around the world, and we are proud that it has selected the BMW 7 Series as their official mode of transportation. Our flagship model is a recognised leader in the luxury automotive segment - a natural partner for the Ministry’s diplomatic mission.”

Ian Roberson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing said: “We are honoured that Sheikh Mohamed Yousuf Naghi, His Excellency Professor Ossama Abdulmajed Al Shobokshi, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Germany and prominent delegates from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are present at the BMW Welt to mark this historic occasion. This agreement is testament to the strong relationship between BMW, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a relationship we hope will continue to flourish in the years to come.”

As the largest importer of BMW 7 Series in the Middle East region, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to grow in importance as a market for the flagship model. 617 units were sold in the country between January and June 2009, an increase of 124% over the same period in 2008.

The agreement with the Government is the largest of its kind for BMW in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Vehicles will be supplied by Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors which enjoys a strong relationship with the Government, having supplied BMW 5 Series and BMW 7 Series to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several years.
“We have been providing world-class vehicles to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years. The BMW 7 Series is recognised globally as offering the best of comfort, luxury and automotive innovation. It is a class leader in terms of reduced carbon emissions and fuel consumption, delivering outstanding efficiency and performance. It is the perfect mode of transport for high ranking dignitaries,” added Sheikh Mohamed Yousuf Naghi.
The superior bearing of the BMW 7 Series exemplifies the sporting character of BMW in its most elegant form. The design features of the BMW flagship, such as the car’s dynamics proportions, the low and stretched side view, sculptured surfaces, and upright BMW kidney grille emphasis the sheer power and width of the car. The luxury saloon’s outstanding profile and refined elegance befit any occasion of state, a perfect partner for the official business of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“No matter where in the world the Ministry of Foreign Affairs diplomatic mission is required, the BMW 7 Series will deliver them in safety, style and comfort,” added Sheikh Mohamed Yousuf Naghi.
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About Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors:
Established in 1990, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors has been the exclusive and official importer of BMW Group brands - BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce - for almost two decades in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Their representation of the brand spreads across the country, with showrooms and service centers in Jeddah, Riyadh, the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, Al Khobar and Jubail.
Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors recently opened the world’s biggest BMW Group service centre in Jeddah, as part of a SR 300 million expansion plan which includes a new Fastlane Service, MINI and BMW Premium Selection showroom in Dabbabh Street in Riyadh, in addition to the expansion and refurbishment of current facilities in Riyadh and Al Khobar.

The importer offers a full range of services from BMW trained technicians in its service centres and body-shops, a comprehensive range of parts and accessories, financing facilities and BMW trained sales executives.

Source: PressClub BMW AG
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